Fantasia Concertante for Viola, Cello and Orchestra

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EBM EBM0610619/ HL 45171

Duration (minutes): 
15
Detailed Instrumentation: 
Viola, Cello: 3(Pi).3(EH).3(BsCl).3(CBsn): 4.0.0.0: Timp.Perc: Str
Program note: "The terms of the commission stipulated that the work should: 1) include solo parts for viola and violoncello; and 2) evoke Mozart in some way ... I used Mozartean elements-the perennial use of the half-cadence for continuity as it occurs throughout Idomeneo, the little rising half-step motive found in that opera’s sea-monster scene, and the musical rockets at the end of Idomeneo‘s ballet music-as creative spurs, as well as the general contour and operatic glow of one of my favorite Mozart works, the Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola, and orchestra (K364)."